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    Rep. Simpson speaking at the Frank Church Institute wilderness conference on Oct. 20, 2014: "I think when God takes a vacation, he goes to the Boulder-White Clouds."

Rep. Simpson speaking at the Frank Church Institute wilderness conference on Oct. 20, 2014: "I think when God takes a vacation, he goes to the Boulder-White Clouds." Bill Manny bmanny@idahostatesman.com
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Rocky Barker is the energy and environment reporter for the Idaho Statesman and has been writing about the West since 1985. He is the author of several books, including "Scorched Earth How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America," "The Flyfisher's Guide to Idaho" and "The Wingshooter's Guide to Idaho."